Mikaal Zulfiqar and Armeena Khan starrer SherDil clashed with Ahmed Ali Akbar and Mansha Pasha starrer Laal Kabootar last year over Pakistan’s Day Weekend. Last year Pakistan’s day fell on Saturday giving two holidays in opening weekend.
Laal Kabootar targeted niche audience but critics termed it a hit on day one itself whereas SherDil was termed a dud. However box office performance was a completely opposite. Laal Kabootar had raked in around PKR 3 million on its opening day which also included few previews which happened on Thursday. It was a decent start for a film like Laal Kabootar.
Whereas SherDil raked in around four times more and roped in around PKR 11.5 million on opening day. Aided by Pakistan day which fell on Saturday, SherDil saw massive gains on second day completely nullifying the reviews of the critics.
This year around Pakistan day release date was even more lucrative as Pakistan Day is falling on Monday giving four days long extended weekend however due to coronavirus all the cinemas are in a complete lock down.
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